Ending Veteran Homelessness
The 2019 Pikes Peak Region Continuum of Care Point in Time states:
Over 201 homeless veterans in the Pikes Peak community. At any given time, there are over 300 homeless veterans living on the streets, in vehicles, in motels, or living with friends.
Most veterans are not homeless due to drugs or alcohol but due to disabilities, lack of resources, rental increases, or lack of employability skills.
Ending Veteran Unemployment
The Department of Labor states 2019:
Among the 284,000 unemployed veterans in 2019, 56 percent were aged 25 to 54, 39 percent were age 55 and over, and 5 percent were ages 18 to 24.
Veterans with a service-connected disability had an unemployment rate of 4.8 percent in August 2019, not statistically different from the rate for veterans with no disability.
Change Haven advocates to build a better future for homeless veterans and their families through collaboration, training, and innovation.